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can tweet us. we have 35, is already on facebook. and you can always e-mail us at urnal@cspan.org legislators step up for paid sick leave. some pretty 9% of private-sector workers are not entitled to paid time off when they fall ill according to the bureau of labor statistics. low-wage and part-time workers, particularly those who work at small firms or who work in restaurants, are among the least likely to get paid sixth time. to change that, democratic lawmakers and their allies in maryland, washington, and massachusetts, and cities including new york, philadelphia, and portland, or try to advance measures that would make a sixth time a legal requirement for most firms. in congress, senator tom harkin plans to reintroduce a federal paid sick leave bill this spring. some employers contend the measure has harmed workers with company wage and increase -- which by prompting cuts in wages or increases. we are asking you about the federal government and if there should be a federal mandate when it comes to paid sick days. here is how you can reach out to us, on our phone lin
for talking with us this morning, dr. torrey. he's the founder of the treatment advocacy center. we now go to a live hearing of the senate judiciary committee. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] >> i want to thank the senator pat leahy for giving us the opportunity to have this hearing today. we are pleased to have such a large audience for the hearing. it demonstrates the importance of this issue. at the outset, i want to note that the rules of the senate prevent outbursts or clapping or demonstrations of any kind during these hearings. there was so much interest in today's hearings that we had to expand opportunity for the audience in an adjoining room. the overflow room is 226 of the dirksen building. i will make opening remarks and give ranking member cruz the same opportunity and then welcome our first witness. we are here to discuss a critically important issue, maybe a very basic question. we venerate in this country are committed to the life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness of those who live in amer
. >>> and it is something, nof course a lot of us worry about when we travel. are we going to be safe. for us women it's a concern. the allegations of a gang of armed men raped six spanish women visiting the resort city of acalpulco. elizabeth is in l.a. what do we know about what happened, first of all? then we'll get the reaction from the mayor. >> hi, suzanne. a horrifying attack, as you described it, what we know at this point, according to local media reports, six spanish women raped inside a condo staying near the beach resort and seven men tied up with cell phone cables. now, as you mentioned, the mayor just reacted, saying that this is definitely horrifying, condemned the attack, but said it's something that could happen anywhere in the world. we also know that the spanish ambassador is in contact with the victims. at this hour they're not specifying exactly where they are but they have told us they have received medical attention and taking care of them, as we speak. but certainly horrifying details, these tourists reportedly staying at a condo, no motive why the attack. of course the hunt, t
of the u.s. capitol the sunday. the nation's governors continue their winter meeting on sunday. congress returns tomorrow with the senate. chuck hagel is expected to be the next defense secretary. a boat could happen early as tuesday. and those automatic budget cuts -- budget cuts begin to kick in. on the sunday, often during, 24, we will begin with the topic of health care. specifically, medicaid. is it a good idea? we want to get your thoughts on all of this. 202 is the area code. 585-3881 for the republicans. 202-585-3880 is our democratic line. you can also join us at facebook or send us an e-mail. a couple of issues dealing with health care and the elderly. a cover story, "increased -- a crisis in plain sight." and this cover story from time magazine called, "why medical billsa re killing us." and from "the new york times," -- there is the story of one of a number of republican governors -- he said ohio would reverse this decision if the government failed to cover all the cost of the expansion. here are some details for ohio -- last year the supreme court ruling that they have the a
structures in europe and in the u.s. but there's another reason. the reason is, that has been said this morning, of course, economy is not always and only about data, but it's also about hegemony. it's a fight about ideas and the question is what kind of ideas? give you one little example. when we are talking about the europe crisis in europe, conservatives have reached one thing. the euro crisis on their view, and that is agreed on by many politicians and also by the public, the euro crisis is a crisis and has its reasons, in the public deficit. this is only one small part that they succeeded in bringing this view through, and it's also, that has consequences of course for economic policies. and, therefore, it's very important, and, of course, american economic debate has huge influence on european debates. it's very important that we are talking together, that we are working together and that we are trying to make a more differentiated approach on what and how to make policies engage the crisis. and that is, that is important because, and let me say that, because this room is ful
this week. thank you for joining us. remember, you can weigh in on all the topics we discussed on twitter. be sure to sound off. remember, while you work hard, pay your taxes, struggle to put food on the table. lawmakers in dc are cash not guilty and that's got to stop of the i'll see you on "the five" week days at 5:00 p.m. eastern. have a great day, everybody. >>> a bad weekend for facebook. the popular social media site gets hacked just shortly after word breaks that they paid no income taxes last year and we'll get a hefty refund. find out how much money the company is getting back. >>> a major clean-up in russia after a meteor blew out thousands of windows and injured 1200 people. could more fire balls be coming our way? we'll ask bill nye, the science guy. and count down to cuts. heated hearings on the hill this week on the impact of the looming mandatory defense cuts. we'll hear from both sides of the aisle will whether there is time to stop sequestration. i'm doug mckelway, america's news headquarters live from the nation's capitol starts right now. >>> it's tax season and while m
with us any more because it can kill ya in a snap. sam andrew: it was inevitable and really surprising both at the same time. michael joplin: when she died of a heroin overdose it was really hard cause i didn't have a role model anymore. jim langdon: nobody was surprised, i wasn't surprised at her death but one of the most truly surprising surprising things about janis is life and death is that she's still with us. thirty seven years later no mater where you are in america you can flip on your car radio and at some point or another you're going to hear janis joplin singing. powell st. john janis was like a racecar driver. you win races and you get great adulation from the fans. but there's always the chance that they'll wipe out. john cooke: i had a dream where janis was on stage. and it was the end of the set, the end of the encore. and, that was maybe a month or so after she died, and i felt like it was janis coming to say goodbye. janis came down the ramp, and there was this little girl needing approval and comfort and she said, "was it okay, was i okay?" and i said, "yo
call or e-mail us. we also want to hear from you on twitter. in january, a northwestern university professor david figlio talked about school choice at the university of florida law school. this is an hourlong event. >> thank you. the bob graham's center for public service is very pleased to co-sponsor this. this is a great policy for us to look at. david figlio is the professor of education, social policy and economics at northwestern university. he is also a research associate at the national bureau of economic research and a founding member of the research program on the economics of education. his research on education and social policy has been funded by the u.s. department of education, the nih and the gates foundation among many others. his current research involves evaluating the tax credit scholarship program, the largest school voucher program in the united states. conducting a large-scale study of school accountability in florida and following children from birth through school career to study keep questions regarding early childhood poverty analysts inequality. prior to
's tax season and while many of us may have to pay up this year, the social media site, facebook, is reportedly getting a ton of cash back from the government. peter doocy live with the details now. peter? >> doug, folks all around the world use facebook for free. but that company still manages to make a lot of money, about $1.1 billion in profit just last year, just here in the united states. they didn't pay any federal income tax or state income tax in 2012. in fact, they'll get a refund of $429 million because of one tax deduction. for executive stock options. >> employees cashed in the stock options and at that point, there was a tax deduction for the company. because even though it didn't cost facebook a nickel, the government treats as wages and they get a deduction for it. >> just this week, president obama said congress should get rid of tax breaks like this one. >> save hundreds of billions of dollars by getting rid of tax loopholes and deductions for the well off and the well connected. >> president obama has benefited tremendously from his popularity on social media an
't giving up yet. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." cutting our pay. that's how one u.s. officer says u.s. troops view the recommendation for a smaller pay increase in 2014. no one goes into the military to get rich but most servicemen and women need every dollar in their paycheck. so worried that next paycheck may be smaller is not going over well among the troops. our pentagon correspondent barbara starr has the details. she's working the story. barbara, what's going on? >> wolf, in this town, there's nothing that causes more anxiety in budget politics than the concept of cutting the pay for the troops. but that is exactly what is on the table if congress and the president cannot reach an agreement on a spending plan. the troops usually are happy to see defense secretary leon panetta, smiles and handshakes all around. but days before he leaves office, panetta has bad news. he's proposing less money in their paycheck next year. panetta, a savvy washington operative in budget politics, is leaving it to congress to figure out how not to cut pay and keep thousands of defen
that comes to us from april of 2012 when democratic senator bob menendez shat down with the interview of new jersey, and the secret service scandal was on, and the allegations now facing the embattled new jersey lawmaker we thought we h'd play for you his response, let's cue up this hypo >> one was killed and another one is in very serious condition. from that point on, he has not been found. however, his truck was found, burned out, up in big bear, about a 60-mile drive or so from here. authorities have been keeping in contact with us at this hour, the storm is coming in. temperatures have dropped down into the 20s. they are expected to be in the low 20s tonight. it is very cold. it's dark. the fog is coming in. all of these things make this search more tedious. there are 130 officers going door to door in an area not far from where that truck was found. they will continually expand that search out. i asked if they believe he is is still there. they have no reason to believe he has left the big bear area. however, they have no reason to believe he hasn't found a house. there are cabins up t
. authorities have been keeping in contact with us at this hour, the storm is coming in. temperatures have dropped down into the 20s. they are expected to be in the low 20s tonight. it is very cold. it's dark. the fog is coming in. all of these things make this search more tedious. there are 130 officers going door to door in an area not far from where that truck was found. they will continually expand that search out. i asked if they believe he is is still there. they have no reason to believe he has left the big bear area. however, they have no reason to believe he hasn't found a house. there are cabins up there. there are homes up there. people have homes that go up there on the weekends and that type of thing. they are going to look for those homes for signs of forced entry and at the same time, go to each person's house. people who live there currently full time are told to lock their doors, lock their wind oh stay inside. we have heard a number of reports of people who have their own weapons legally that have those at hand. this man has said in his manifesto and by his actions that h
their for twitter @cspanwj, then facebook.com/span, or email us a c-span.org. more off the lead in washington post -- on the line to tell us more about the story is sarah cliff. welcome to the program. guest: thank you for having me. host: why this opt-out? guest: the opt-out has been an area that has challenged the ministration for all but a week -- for over a year, trying to find a balance between reproductive health and also guaranteeing religious liberty. as to the wine now part -- they have promised since about a year ago, last february, they promised religious organizations and would come up with regulations that would find a middle ground. reason we're seeing it now is because i wanted to give companies a heads up about what the compromise would look like. host: what has been the response from supporters of the president? guest: supporters of the president are happy with it. it seems to guarantee widespread access to birth control, regardless of who your employer is. host: opponents of the president's plan and say what? guest: say it does not answer their problems, for two reasons. first, t
to give us a call, the numbers are on your screen. for republicans, 202-585-3881. for democrats, 202-585-3880. for independents, 202-585-3882. if you want to reach out to us on social media, you can send us a tweet at twitter.com/c-spanwj. around 40 people so far responding on facebook. and you can send us an e-mail to journal@c-span.org. the survey that was mentioned talks a little bit about respondents' and what they were asked about as far as their retirement plans and if the financial crisis be laid all of that. it says that respondents delaying retirement, nearly half of them planned to do so. this was done in 2010, but predicting the number retiring, it was important to consider three developments -- host: when they were asked as a result of the financial crisis if you are a household member planning to postpone retirement. in the first 45 minutes this morning from you, we want to hear about your retirement plans and of the financial crisis delayed that. tell us yes, no, and if you could, how those plans changed. the numbers are on your screen. for republicans, 202-585-3881. fo
water. >> cities can ban recreational use of pot, but they have to do fracking? >> i want state governors to get out there and allow them to get what is ours? liz, i got to ask you a question. you seemed negative there on allowing america to go get what we own. >> no, i'm -- listen, i don't like big government stomping on little cities threatening them with lawsuits. that's what i didn't like. i'm a small government person, i am. >> what? big state government -- >> he's threatening -- the governor is threatening to sue his city. that's what is at issue. >> all right, liz. are you back tomorrow? >> i don't know. probably not. [laughter] >> do you or do you not favor fracking? >> i support -- yes, i support it in a safe way. >> you live in new york? >> yes, i do. >> urban new york? >> yes. what's the point? >> governor cuomo is delaying the rules on fracking. >> unfortunate. >> we're out of time. thank you, charles, great having you. dagen, connell, to you. connell: what a point to end on. have a great day. dagen: i'm dagen. connell: stock market is toying with a new all-time high
. howard, will you dot honors? [applause] >> u.s. senator, vice president of the united states, nobel peace prize recipient, as cor winner, best selling author, any one of these superlatives alone would be enough to suggest that our next speaker is a force with which to be reckoned, but when combined into one individual, it is evident that al gore is a force of nature. he is always been on the leading edge of promoting the internet as a tool for greater communication, of climate change as one of the greatest perils of our time, and in his latest book, "the future," of the key medical technological, and philosophical drivers checking our world. ever the big picture thinker, al gore explores how we may harness these epic change agents for the good. although his public professionalized had it not been without controversy, his record of accomplishments speak to the life lived on the precipice of passion, purpose, and possibility. on behalf of the savannah book festival, it is by great honor to introduce to all of you al gore. [applause] [cheers and applause] >> thank you very much, thank you. t
's right. thanks for joining us. >> "america live" starts right n now >> fox news alert with exactly one week to go before those automatic budget cuts, well, budget cuts, really, a decrease to the expected increase in spending are set to hit. so, the cold hard numbers behind these cuts are raising new questions about the dramatic description of the potential fallout. we're going to get you up to speed honestly here "america live" today. i'm megyn kelly. president obama has been ramping up the pressure on republicans warning that our economy, jobs, lives, could be in danger, if these scheduled cuts across the board go through. but the latest numbers show if the automatic reductions take place, there will be 85 billion dollars in cuts this year. that's equal to what the government spends in nine days. even if it happens, the government is projected more than last year, so he you see, we're talking about a decrease in the increase in spending and you may be asking yourself how can we survive and live on, with just the paltry amount of spending? well, where would we look for the example? how
but first you've got to get him to say, "hello." new crest 3d white arctic fresh toothpaste. use it with these 3d white products, and whiten your teeth in just 2 days. new crest 3d white toothpaste. life opens up when you do. >> greta: a reporter and a wild turkey duke it out. the swedish reporter tries to film a segment but the turkey has other ideas. >> oh! oh! ah sclam. >> ow! ow! >> this turkey! >> greta: okay, it's clear who won that one. that is your last call. thank you for being with us tonight. go to gretawire.com. there is so much happening on gretawire. good night from washington. o'reilley surely you can do better. >>> "the o'reilly factor" from arizona is on. tonight -- >> every day i can hear my daughter calling out and there was nothing that i could do. the repeat offender had control over her. >> the father of nine-year-old jessica licenseford who was raped and murdered in florida testifies before the colorado legislature. but mark lunsford by crazen politicians. we'll show you what happened and mr. lunsford will be here. >> i come to the conclusion that the accus
of lives. u.s. military troops, luca, a german shepherd lost her left leg in afghanistan. now she travels the country promoting a working dog memorial. next the bad. this grocery worker tried to jump the chain but doesn't quite get the height needed. takes down the shelves, spilling food over the aisles. he wasn't hurt. the ugly. a 49ers fan forget it is only a game. she is hysterical after ravens beat san francisco in the super bowl. the fan can't hold back those tears. she says she is a life long fan of the 49ers. maybe not his hysterical but she was crying. >> it is time for your brew on this question of the day responses. we've been talking about the super bowl all morning. earlier we asked you what your favorite moment of that game was and here are your responses. >> thanks to everyone who responded. what a fun party you went to? >> it was great. we had a blast. left a little too late. >> like a lot of people. everybody have a great day. "fox & friends" starts now. >>gretchen: up too late? never. good morning, everybody. today is monday, february 4. i'm gretchen carlson. i hope you'r
expressed concerns that now that the strikes are being used at lower levels, arguably, that they are creating a backlash that is undermining the credibility of government and creating new terrorists when a neighbor or family member is killed in the course of the operations. do you agree with general mcchrystal and director hayden about the backlash of strikes from the targeted killings at this point? i am not talking about the initial strikes. >> that is something that we need to be mindful of in terms of reaction, any type of u.s. counter-terrorism activities that involve the dropping of ordnance. whether it is a remotely piloted aircraft or man, we need to take that into account, but i would not agree with those statements because what we have found in many areas is that the people are being held hostage to outcry that in these areas and have welcomed the work that the government has done to rid them of the al qaeda cancer that exists. >> finally today, this committee received the olc memos justification, labo that, many of us who have been on the committee longer th
for joining us and thanks for being with us. >> hey hey and up and at them rise and shine. good morning to you, the second of february, 2013. i'm than kooiman in for alisyn is it just a big gimmick and who is going to be left footing the bill? >> anna let me be the first to say. will pox con see his shadow. televised event in the world. well, maybe a few hours. "fox & friends" sunday, if you can add them up. depends where you are. "fox & friends" sunday, right. it's the super bowl. we dispachesd brian kilmeade to bling in the flavor from the big easy. "fox & friends" begins right now. ♪ >> there is a live look this morning from new orleans. the big easy. >> just days away from the 49ers facing off against the ravens in super bowl 47 but the party has already begun there in new orleans. our very own brian kilmeade is live out there. good morning, brian. >> cheerleaders how are all three of you getting along. maybe at the christmas party. to see you three together is fab as it particular. what you are witnessing live right now is something that's never been done in western civilization. we hav
to stop campaigning and come back to the table and work with us. we care about what happens to this economy and the people who sent us here. we have proffered alternatives and solutions. we don't adhere or agree with this false choice the president's putting forward. and as cathy said, president's off campaigning in my state in newport news, virginia. yes, we're very, very concerned about the impact on the commonwealth as we are on all states. there's a way to effect the right changes and reforms so we can avoid that. and we must set aside the false choice the president is proffering. >> as the other leaders have said, the president's only -- >> all right, so that's kevin mccarthy right now. that was eric cantor before that, the speaker. doesn't look like they're putting forward a new initiative to try to break the stalemate. he's referring to legislation that members of the house, the majority, passed last -- in the last session of congress. but that legislation is not -- does not spill over into this new session of congress, if congress is going to want to take up new legi
the numbers on the screen if you would like to participate in the conversation. you can contact us via social media as well on twitter or facebook. and e-mail. front page of the washington times this morning -- backs the "washington times small lead story this morning. should sequestration be allowed hrough?roopt that's our question. we begin with a democrat in georgia. caller: the democrats need to stay away from this. these people's ratings are so low. they should allow the sequester. this is the only way. obama and the democrats need to do everything they can to protect the social programs, medicare, social security. if they cut these programs, they are going to lose. let the republicans put these cuts on the table. on immigration, as far as the sequester, it will help. the democrats must no allow these people amnesty without giving african-americans amnesty who have misdemeanors who served their time. host: we are talking about sequestration during this first segment. thomas in texas on the republican line. should sequestration be allowed? caller: i don't feel that it is our best option,
, a 60 mile or so, the authorities up there have been keeping in contact with us. what they tell us at this hour, first of all shall the storm is coming in there and the temperatures have dropped down into the 20's and expected the low 20's, it's cold up there, it's dark and the fog is coming in, all of those things make this search more tedious, about 130 officers going door-to-door in an area not far from where that truck was found and they'll expand that search out and what i asked them, do you believe he's still there? they say there's no reason to expect he has left the area, but have no reason to believe he hasn't found a house. there are homes up there, and go up there on the weekend at that type of thing and look through those homes and see if there are signs of forced entry and go to each person's house and people up there, live currently full-time are told to lock their doors, lock their windows, stay inside. a number of reports of people who have their own weapons legally that have those at hand if need be. and this guy said all along in miss manifesto, he's willing to ta
. >>steve: it was crazy. did you prepare a report for us this morning? >>brian: no. oh yeah, i did. in fact, i did. here's a look back at one of the most bizarre and, dare i say, electrifying super bowls of all time. >> when the cannons went off both teams were ready to play, but in reality it was the ravens, not the 49ers, going for the gold. joe flacco on fire. when jacoby jones cut the touchdown pass, the game looked almost over. for us, it was beyonce time. for san francisco, time to regroup. >> in the locker room, guys were saying come on, let's go. we have to believe. we have to keep our spirits high. >> third-quarter kickoff. more baltimore. jones again. 28-6. then the unprecedented, the unexpected. a 35-minute power outage. >> service will be restored momentarily. >> the setting surreal. but when the power returned, so did the 9er passion. colin kaepernick with his arm, with his feet. finally, we had a game. >> we made them throw the ball. he had a hard time beating us, but he got going. the kid can play. >> down by 5, essentially would come down to one last play. >> the baltimore r
was being used to remove medical testing residue. she's battling cancer and will undergo a second skin graft today. >>> a blast in kansas city like set off by a construction crew working underground hitting the natural gas line. one woman worked there and 15 others injured. i think she's still missing. others are in the hospital. those are the headlines. >> that's unbelievable news about the blade runner. to think the state above a prosecutor that has this background that money did a background check on the guy prosecuting the would-be murder. >> and suddenly the world is on it and they are investigating everybody. >> he is being investigated for murder and they put him in charge of the case. >> premedicated murder. >> and we will have it coming up an hour from now. >> the sequester is looming. if you listen to the president of the united states it's pretty much the end of the world. life as we know it will end unless the republicans cave and give him more tax -- rather more tax increases for the wealthiest people. but when you look beneath the numbers you realize that with this gigantic b
. so, doesn't make sense are if us to stop and not be able to drive anymore. >> soon as they get it open. better off it will be. cost money to sit still and cost to run the thing empty as far as fuel surge. so. hopefully they get it cleared up. martha: looks like they're working on it. they're doing pretty good job. new mexico police say westbound traffic is open on i-40. eastbound lanes remain closed. truckers will have to sit to wait it out in that direction or try to get off on side roads. also we have this for you from egypt. an awful situation where a hot-air ballon filled with tourists exploded in the sky and then fell a thousand feet to the ground. imagine how frighten this was. these are some of the tourist photos from the launch site where the victims had taken off just moments earlier. and then at least 19 tourists from europe and asia were killed in this tragic accident, after the balloon caught fire. it triggered an explosion in a gas canister. leland vittert, live in jerusalem. what exactly happened? where is this accident? >> reporter: terrifying for the folks who w
with a ferry on the san francisco bay. >> new information in the oscar pistorius case. how the weapon was used. >>> the city is preparing for a big five k walk. we will tell you who it benefits and some road closures you will want to know about. >>> good morning, everybody. welcome to "mornings on 2". it is sunday, february 17th. i am mike mibach. >> i am claudine wong. >> good morning, rosemary. >> we have a good looking day and the cooling trends continues for the sunday. waking up with patchy fog and clouds. cool start once again. 30s and 40s into the bay area. temperatures will take a dip. i will tell you by how much. we will be tracking cold weather in the next week ahead. that is coming up. >>> runners are limbering up for what is a san francisco tradition. lorraine blanco is live in china town where they are celebrating the lunar new year. >> they are celebrating the year of the snake. >> people are setting up for the big five k walk. this is at the intersection of sacramento and grant street in san francisco's chinatown. it is the oldest and largest in the nation. the celebration is th
test under kim jong-un, who said the test is aimed at ferocious u.s. hostility towards north korea. in december, also successfully tested a long-range missile, capable of reaching hawaii. the white house is calling this a highly provocative act. and calling on actions from the international community. there's very little the u.s. or the u.n. can do at this point since strong sanctions are already in place. in fact, this morning, north korea is saying, we will consider search of our ships and other sanctions by the international community as an act of war. and, josh, they say it will bring on relentless retaliatory attacks. >> we will certainly keep our eye on this. martha, thank you for that. >>> meanwhile, there's word this morning of a new poll out, planned for the u.s. forces in afghanistan. the pentagon is reportedly pushing a timetable that would keep some 8,000 troops in the country after the mission officially ends next year. white house advisers have pushed for a more aggressive withdrawal. the president is expected to announce a final decision soon. >>> an outpouring of su
, a pretty smart guy used to write speeches for "w." the self-diagnosis is going on. we'll see what's going on. he wrote today, quote, the republican nominee mitt romney lost by 5 million votes to a beatable incumbent presiding over an anemic economy. the explanation is not purely technical or personalality oriented at the national level. republicans have a winning message for a nation that no longer exists. you got to start with this, joy. it's a well-crafted sentence. they have a winning message for a nation that no longer exists. in all fairness, they didn't know it existed until the day after the election, sometime around 9:00 at night when we all saw virginia looking close. what he, goes og on? it looks like a new country is voting here. they're still playing to the old country. >> it's like they didn't get the message in 2008. a lot of people on the right thought 2008 was basically a fluke, but what they have missed is the mi nofert -- >> didn't you worry it was? >> actually, no, i thought barack obama was going to win to be honest with you. i didn't. because the thing is if you look
, to enjoy life is heartbreaking. fortunately tucker's mother rescued herself and her son by using the resources that the violence against women act makes available. tucker is now living away from his father in counseling and on his way to a happy and healthy future. time and time again we hear that programs like this break the cycle of domestic violence. we must view this legislation not just as a woman's issue but as a family issue, as a community issue that touches all our lives. it is essential for all past and future victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, that we strengthen and re-authorize the violence against women act. i urge my colleagues to re-authorize an all-inclusive version of the violence against women act. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back of the the gentlelady from new york reserves. the gentleman from florida. mr. nugent: continue to reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady from new york. ms. slaughter: i am pleased, mr. speaker, to yield a minute and a half to the gentlewoman f
wait in line. ♪ >> oh, good sunday morning, thank you so much for waking up with us bright and early. that's the great tucker carlson and that's the great anna kooiman and i'm he the mediocre clayton morris. >> no way. >> clayton: and e-mails now, leann rimes says that her career is plummeting because of a dentist. or something else. >> her career is hitting a sour note and does that have to do with her love life? and some say that you look like a little bit like leann rimes. >> my eyes, i take it as a compliment. >> clayton: let us know your thoughts, and this first, when it comes to immigration reforms, congress apparently isn't moving fast enough for president obama and the white house has draft add whole version of immigration, and immigration bill that leaked out and not sitting well with some republicans. and doug, what's going oven with that bill. >> reporter: this appears to be the white house laying down a marker for the congress. the president's plan, an extrance seie expansive form of amnesty. one called it half-baked. lawful immigrant status to just about anyone, even th
solutions that will allow us to use power in a smarter manner, produce clean and abundant renewable energy and reduce emissions through energy efficiency. these are things we should be able to agree on and work together on in a bipartisan manner. it is critical that we move forward with a sense of urgency and take meaningful action that addresses the very real threats of climate change that are already impacting our country. sequestration is devastating america today. madam speaker, we just heard from one of my colleagues. this week we're scheduled to go on recess on friday. i hope that my colleague that spoke today, mr. speaker, reaches out to speaker boehner and eric cantor to say, let's stop the sequestration from happening. it's quite simple. the fix to this legislation could be put together in one sentence. stop it. i guess even better in two words. madam speaker, we have a sense of urgency across the country when it comes to working on climate change legislation, but as we talk about the impact to each and every one of our districts with what sequestration will bring with job losses,
smart guy, used to write speeches for w. we will see what is wrong as the gop continues, former gop speech righters. michael gerschwin wrote, romney lost by 5 million boats presiding onover an anemic economy. it is p there is a wing message for a winning nation that no longer exist. you have to start with this joy. winning is a well-crafted sentence. a winning message for a nation and by the way, in all fairness, they didn't know it existed. until the day after the election. as i sit around, 9:00 at night, when we all saw virginia looking close, whoa. what's going on? looks like a new country is voting here. they are still playing in old country. >> yeah, absolutely. like they didn't get the message in 2008. i think a lot of people thought the message in 2008 was a fluke. >> did you worry that it was? >> actually, no. i thought barack obama was is going to win, to be honest with you. i didn't. if you look at trajectory of the minority share of the electorate, it's been growing by a pretty consistent 2% every four years. if you look at the electorate when bill clinton got elected, a
for america, but its passage is not insured. the shooter in sandy hook used a bushmaster assault rifle with a 30-round magazine. many magazines were on his possession. joining me is neil heslin. he's in washington to meet with members of congress about the assault weapons ban. this is his friend whose son was killed just days before sandy hook during a home invasion near clemson university. welcome to you both. i just want to say from the outset that you were friends from high school in connecticut. you've known each other a very long time. joined in this awful way by the death of your children. neil, let me start with you. tomorrow's a big day for the assault weapons ban, for the ban that's trying to go through on high capacity magazines and so on. where do you feel this debate is now in america? >> i don't know on that. i still believe that there has to be a ban in place for assault rifles and the high capacity magazines. >> steven, you've also lost a child, as i said, to gun violence. this is a debate that is raging all over america. it's extremely emotive. i can't think of two more
evening, ed. thank you, my friend. >> you bet. >> and thanks to you at home for joining us this hour. the town of newtown, connecticut has three detectives on its police force. and on december 14th, when calls started coming in about a possible shooting at the elementary school at sandy hook in newtown, one of the town's three detectives, a detective named jason frank, was off duty. he was not at work. so presumably he did not have his uniform on. we know he did not have his weapon with him. but he heard the call anyway and he drove to the scene. he drove to the school. now, at that point police had already found the body of the shooter. the young man who had ended the massacre when he shot and killed himself. so at that point police were making sure that there wasn't a second shooter. making sure that the massacre was over. and they were moving through the school methodically, door by door, clearing each room, making sure there were no other perpetrators on the loose. and of course getting the surviving kids and staff members out of that school to safety. this was the time we learne
with that. for many of us talking just comes naturally. any way, we have a lot to chew on, don't we. thursday february 21, 2013. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a thursday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> i'm david gregory in for matt this morning. good to be here and have a chance to present the news and talk about the important issues of the day and -- joerks wait, hi. >> it's really nothing to this research. we don't even really need to do that story. >> not to play into stereotypes. go to a ballgame and my wife says, what did you guys stalk about? we didn't really talk about anything. >> you missed out. we're going have an explanation. more on this research. a little bit of biology coming up. >>> a more serious note. we're following breaking news in syria, ambulances rushing to the scene of a large ex-please for t the -- large explosion near a for ren embassy. >> and a school bus, caught live on tape and there were injuries. >>> and coming up, can
. thanks for watching us. is the usa really becoming a nation that embraces barbarism? that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. as we reported earlier this week, a number of judges and politicians are doing things that harm defenseless children and babies in the womb. to me as an american that, is unacceptable. if you're going to hurt children, i am going to come after you. as you may know, the factor has long advocated for jessica's law. back in 2005, nine-year-old jessica lunsford brutally raped and murdered in florida by a convicted sex offender named john cuey who never should have been out on the street. the justice department in florida allowed him to escape a fair punishment for his past deeds. after that murder, florida, texas and a number of other states quickly passed laws that sentenced child rapists to prison for decades, sometimes even for life. but some states were resistant. so we began to move. "the factor"'s campaign proved to be very effective, with 43 states eventually passing some version of jessica's law. just this month the two holdouts, new jersey a
, drilling down on data used internally at the bank where they make decisions to decide what to do based on what their customers are doing. they have access to 50 million customers, one nugget, for example, they saw spending up 15% in january, year over year, a big jump. they will talk about integrating the layoffs and plans in the future. back to you. >> lots to discuss. thank you so much. time for stocks as we do every 15 minutes, to the floor of the new york stock exchange. nicole, stocks, well, clinging to gains. what are the traders saying? >> clinging to gapes, and the vix changed direction, slightly higher today, pulling back now. the dollar remains strong. we got economic news mixed. the weekly jobless claims, better than expected, but the gross domestic product was weaker than expected. also, retail drugs, banks, all doing well today. i wanted to talk about what we're seeing for the week; right? looks like a winning week on wall street. not far off from the all-time highs, as you noted, right there at the top of the show, showing that great graphic; right? less than 70, about 70
lived in these states used the most sad words in their tweets like mad, hate, no, and jail. by the way, the study's author says the list might be a bit skewed. people living in these states use the most swear words which counted towards their sad count. i don't believe the study. today is the same day that, of course, your tweets, got even shorter. instead of using 140 characters, you will have to figure out how to say what you need to say in just 117 if you have a link to your tweet. you know how twitter automatically shortens the link, twitter has changed the way it does that. it now takes up more space. let me take a look at what is trending around the world in new york. a russian billionaire turning some heads with this giant luxury yacht. you have to checks this thing out. the biggest private yacht on earth. the length of two foot fields. if you want to see it, it's docked on new york's west side. and it costs more than new york city penthouse. it's $1.5 billion. here is why it's so expensive. it has got, yep, 30 large cabins, nine decks, two helipads to land the private helicopte
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